Presidential Pathways / Albany

Albany Welcome Center

112 N. Front Street
Albany, GA 31701

229-317-4760 | 866-750-0840
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Stop by for information and brochures, to watch the film, 'From the Heart of Southwest Georgia', and pick up Albany souevnirs and cooking items inspired by Albany native and queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM


    Regional Visitor Information Center Program-Certified Welcome Centers

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Information/Services Provided

    Bike Rentals, Maps/Brochures/Guides, Vacation Planners, Welcome Center

    Near Interstate Highway

    520, 75, 85

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Service Type

    Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB)

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Imagination Theater Showtimes

    Imagination Theater Showtimes

    03/14/2014 - 12/31/2014

    The Imagination Theater is now showing 'MicroPlanet', 'Fire Ants: The Invincible Army', and 'Alligator Kingdom'.

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  • Dive Shows

    Dive Shows

    03/15/2014 - 12/31/2014

    Did you know that you can watch divers hand-feed the fish in our blue hole every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.? Staff and/ or volunteers are also on-hand to answer questions. Recently, our divers have begun playing tic-tac-toe with the audience!

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  • Good Life Drum Circle

    Good Life Drum Circle

    03/15/2014 - 12/27/2014

    Bring your rhythm, drums or other percussion instruments and chairs. If you don't think you have rhythm we will help you find it. If you don't have a drum or other percussion instruments, we will share what we have. Fun for the entire Family. No drumming experience necessary, just the willingness to share. See you at the drum circle!!

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  • Festival Springs Fountain

    Festival Springs Fountain

    05/24/2014 - 09/02/2014

    Festival Spring Fountain in Riverfront Park provides a splash of fun for children of all ages and the entire family all summer in Downtown Albany!

    The Festival Springs Fountain in Riverfront Park opens Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 24, 2014 and closes the day after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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  • Flood of Memories Exhibit

    Flood of Memories Exhibit

    08/22/2014 - 09/15/2014

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Flood of 1994. Commemorating the Flint River cresting at 43 feet on July 11, 1994, a ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Thronateeska's Science Museum.

    Explore a timeline of what became known as the 500-year flood by tracking Tropical Storm Alberto, view displays on the "Mechanics of a Flood" as well as the anatomy of a hurricane and find out how to prepare for a disaster.

    Additionally, the public is e... read more

  • Epic of Flight: A Folk Tale

    Epic of Flight: A Folk Tale

    08/22/2014 - 11/29/2014

    Evan Jones, a native of Cashiers, North Carolina, was inspired by a book series called 'The Epic of Flight' which chronicles the history of human aviation.

    According to his artists' statement for this exhibit, he was interested in making associations between birds and airplanes. Growing up, he has always been fascinated with vintage warplanes and by bird watching his mother's bird feeder, waiting to see what would visit.

    By focusing on these emotional connections, Jones added an... read more

  • Colorful, Flora & Fauna

    Colorful, Flora & Fauna

    09/04/2014 - 09/26/2014

    Mitch Mercer's exhibition, Colorful Flora & Fauna, is a bright and beautiful collection of acrylic paintings on canvas.Tour the historic Carnegie Library building that houses the Albany Area Arts Council. While there, pick up your free calendar of events for performing or visual arts or purchase tickets to area arts events in Albany, Ga. You may also view exhibitions of works by regional artists.

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  • 10th Birthday Splash

    10th Birthday Splash

    09/05/2014 - 09/06/2014

    The Flint RiverQuarium is turning 10 years old, and you're invited to the party! We're aflutter with excitement over the Butterfly Encounter, a 20' x 20' tented temporary walk-through exhibit filled with plants and more than 250 butterflies. Both days will be filled with extra butterfly and birthday themed family-friendly activities and a free movie in the Imagination Theater, "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies." Please make plans to join us as we celebrate this milestone and spread o... read more

  • Chehaw Charity Cornhole Tournament

    Chehaw Charity Cornhole Tournament

    09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014

    Come out to Chehaw Park for the Chehaw Charity Cornhole Tournament on September 6, 2014. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. - rain or shine! Proceeds will benefit Chaos Baseball and Wakefest. Free zoo entrance for those who pre-register. Concessions will be available. Coolers and leashed pets are allowed.

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  • Mother's Love

    Mother's Love

    09/07/2014 - 09/07/2014

    A Mother's Love is a story that captures the roller-coaster relationship between a mother and daughter. It depicts how tough it can be for a mother to let go and allow her daughter to make her own decisions when it comes to love. The story chronicles the daughter's all-girl music group as they prepare for a life changing performance. Will the mother finally respect her daughter's wishes to make her own decisions? Will the daughter choose to love the DREAMER- a man with potential who loves her... read more

  • Fishing Rodeos

    Fishing Rodeos

    09/10/2014 - 09/10/2014

    Join us at Ken Gardens Pond for a fishing rodeo. The pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.This event is free to the public.

    Rules: Georgia fishing license is required (ages 16 years and older). Kids must have adult supervision.

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  • Annual Black & Silver Social in Honor of Grandparents Day

    Annual Black & Silver Social in Honor of Grandparents Day

    09/13/2014 - 09/13/2014

    The Albany Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) presents the Annual Black & Silver Social in honor of National Grandparents Day on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Thornton Community Center located on 210 Thornton Drive. Join us for entertainment, food, and fun! The theme of this year's event is "Empowered to Walk in Wisdom." The special guest speaker is Dr. Amanda Green.

    Tickets are $5 for singles and $8 for couples. Purchase tickets at the ARPD office at 1301 N. Monroe Street in Ti... read more

  • Nut Roll

    Nut Roll

    09/13/2014 - 09/13/2014

    Come enjoy Southwest Georgia hospitality as the Pecan City Pedalers present the 11th annual Nut Roll bicycle ride in Albany, Ga. This will be a fully supported, fun-filled day of riding, great food and exploring at Chehaw Park, with an average of 300 riders.

    The ride options are 30, 46, 62, and 102 miles. Each ride option is a progressive loop that takes you through scenic country areas. The 100-mile loop will take you to the welcome center in Plains, Ga. before you return.

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  • Fishing Rodeos

    Fishing Rodeos

    09/16/2014 - 09/16/2014

    Join us at Ken Gardens Pond for a fishing rodeo. The pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.This event is free to the public.

    Rules: Georgia fishing license is required (ages 16 years and older). Kids must have adult supervision.

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  • Artists for Animals

    Artists for Animals

    09/16/2014 - 09/16/2014

    Artists for Animals, an unique art auction event, will utilize and showcase the visual arts to raise funds for the Albany Humane Society. Throughout the last few months, various local and regional artists were invited to create individual works of art in various mediums, while drawing inspiration from animals.

    Nearly 30 pieces of art will be auctioned at the Artists for Animals event. Attendees will not only be able to browse and bid on various one of a kind pieces of art, but also sa... read more

  • Summer Astronomy Series: Island Universes

    Summer Astronomy Series: Island Universes

    09/16/2014 - 09/16/2014

    Thronateeska Heritage Center has announced its schedule for its Summer Astronomy Series at the Wetherbee Planetarium presented by staff astronomer, Jim Friese. Programs will be conducted on the third Tuesday of July, September and November. Each of the four programs will be held in the Science Museum with doors opening at 7 p.m. The length of each program is approximately 1½ hours.

    On September 16, Friese will explain how galaxies develop and if they will last forever in his presentat... read more

  • 8th Annual Cancer Ties

    8th Annual Cancer Ties

    09/18/2014 - 09/18/2014

    Cancer Ties, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Albany, Ga. that holds several fundraising events throughout the year. The money raised is distributed to people in our area to help defray medical expenses incurred through treatment of cancer and to help pay some household expenses.

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  • Conquer Chiari Walk Across America

    Conquer Chiari Walk Across America

    09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014

    Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across American is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held across the country on the same day. Join us on this special day and help the thousands of families struggling with this terrible disease.

    All proceeds will be used to fund Chiari research, education and awareness programs. T-shirts will be provided for pre-registered walkers with a minimum donation o... read more

  • Meet and Greet with Jennifer Boles

    Meet and Greet with Jennifer Boles

    09/24/2014 - 09/24/2014

    Meet Jennifer Boles on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from noon to 3 p.m. at Place on the Pointe. Jennifer is an interior designer and writer, contributing editor of House Beautiful and Atlanta Home & Lifestyle, writer of the nationally accredited blog The Peak of Chic, and nationwide lecturer at design centers, museums and show house. She has also been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Town & Country, Elle Decor, Array and House Beautiful. 

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  • Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival

    Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Make some tracks and join the Flint RiverQuarium on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., for a celebration of all creatures great and small at the Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival. Whether wet and scaly, feathered, slimy or furry, we want to celebrate all of the amazing wild animals that fill our beautiful world. You can enjoy birds of prey and reptile shows, fish in our fountain, take a SCUBA lesson in our Blue Hole and learn more about Planet Earth from some friendly puppets... read more

  • Symphony @ the Museum

    Symphony @ the Museum

    09/28/2014 - 09/28/2014

    The Albany Symphony collaborates regularly with many diverse organizations and agencies in the region. Chamber ensembles perform in three concerts at the Albany Museum of Art. This year, encore performances by guzheng artist Su Chang and the Italian Opera will be held, respectively, at the ABAC Presents! Series in Tifton and the Rylander Theater in Americus. The orchestra has participated with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce in its hosting of the Red Carpet of Georgia tour. The orchestr... read more

  • Fishing Rodeo

    Fishing Rodeo

    10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014

    Join us at Ken Gardens Pond for a fishing rodeo. The pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. This event is free to the public. Georgia fishing license is required (ages 16 years and older). Kids must have adult supervision.

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